Journal Articles & Book Chapters


22 peer-reviewed; 14 first-author (4 first-author in review)

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (In press). Traces of culture: the feedback loop between brain, behavior, and disorder. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Crafa, D., Liu, J.Q., & Brodeur, M.B. (2019). Social values and determinants of cultural fit in Quebec: The roles of ancestry, linguistic group, and mental health status. Frontiers in Cultural Psychology, 10. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00287

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (2018). The adaptive self: Culture and social flexibility in feedback networks. Commentary on Borsboom, Cramer and Kalis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X18001255

Chase, L.E., Sapkota, R.P., Crafa, D., & Kirmayer, L.J. (2018). Culture and mental health in Nepal: An interdisciplinary scoping review. Global Mental Health, e36. DOI: 10.1017/gmh.2018.27

Crafa, D., Hawco, C., & Brodeur, M.B. (2017). Heightened responses of the parahippocampal and retrosplenial cortices during contextualized recognition of congruent objects. Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00232

Crafa, D. (2017). Adapting Differently to Changing Contexts: Flexible Yet Atypical Neural and Behavioral Responses to Dynamic Social Contexts in Schizophrenia. (Doctoral Dissertation.) Epub in press.

Crafa, D. (2017). Migration and autism diagnosis. In Autism: Paradigms and Clinical Application (Ed. J. Yip). Intech. ISBN: 978-953-51-5013-8

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (2016). Representing human cultural and biological diversity in neuropsychiatry: Why and how. In Unity, Diversity and Culture (Eds. B. Voyer et al.). IACCP. ISBN: 978-0-9845627-5-6

Kärtner, J., Crafa, D., Chaudary, N., & Keller, H. (2016). Reactions to receiving a gift - Maternal scaffolding and cultural learning in Berlin and Delhi. Child Development, 87(3), 712-722. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12525

Laliberte, V., Crafa, D., & Choudhury, S. (2016). Les bases neurologiques de la prise de risque chez les adolescents: une revue critique. In Neurosciences et Cognition (Eds. E. Tardif & P.-A. Doudin). ISBN: 9782807301801

Crafa, D., & Warfa, N. (2015). Maternal migration and autism risk: systematic analysis. Special Issue in Transcultural Mental Health: International Review of Psychiatry, 27, 64-71. DOI: 10.3109/09540261.2014.995601

Wahn, B., Schwandt, J., Krüger, M., Crafa, D., Nunnendorf, V., & König P. (2015.). Sensing where you search: Attentional benefits in a collaborative visual search task through tactile transmission of 2D spatial information. Ergonomics, 59, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1099742

Crafa, D. (2015). Neural Correlates of Social Cognition. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 600-605. ISBN: 978-0-08-097087-5

Crafa, D. (2015). Melzoff’s ‘Like Me’ theory: Conceptual framework and implications for culture, psychiatry, and neuroscience. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 131-134. ISBN: 978-0-08-097087-5

Crafa, D. (2015). Development of self-regulation during early childhood across cultures: A systems perspective. In the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd edition). Oxford: Elsevier, 553-556.  ISBN: 978-0-08-097087-5

Kirmayer, L.J., & Crafa, D. (2014). What kind of science for psychiatry? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 435. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00435

Crafa, D., & Nagel, S.K. (2014). Group differences in mental health: A role for culture in neuropsychiatry. WCPRR, 144-150.

Talisa, V.B., Boyle, L., Crafa, D., Raspa, M., Bailey, D.B., & Kaufmann, W.E. (2013). Autism and anxiety in males with fragile X syndrome: An exploratory analysis of neurobehavioral profiles from a parent survey. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 164, 1198-1203. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36468

Crafa, D. (2012). Social Withdrawal in Autism Across Cultures. (Masters thesis.) Retrieved from DSpace Digital Dissertations. (700-2013060710918).

Yang, Z.J., Cao, S., Kwansa, H., Crafa, D., Kibler, K.K., & Koehler R.C. (2012). Transfusion of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers in the carboxy-state is beneficial during transient focal cerebral ischemia. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, 1709-1717. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01079.2012

Yang, Z.J., Carter, E.L., Kibler, K.K., Kwansa, H., Crafa, D., Martin, L.J., Roman, R.J., Harder, D.R., & Koehler R.C. (2012). Attenuation of neonatal ischemic brain damage using a 20-HETE synthesis inhibitor. Journal of Neurochemistry, 121, 168-179. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2012.07666.x

Crafa, D. (2004). Critique of evolutionary psychology: current theories of human moral development. Proceedings of the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, pp 1-7.


Crafa, D. (2013). Do maternal ethnicity and pre-birth migration increase risk for autism? Unpublished Master’s thesis, Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Psychiatry. 

Crafa, D. (2004). Social transmission of moral and religious beliefs. Unpublished Bachelor’s thesis, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida, USA, Department of Philosophy.